- “California Puts Buildings In Energy Policy Spotlight” • The California Energy Commission’s latest policy report puts reducing the climate and air pollution from buildings front and center for the first time, representing a bold and necessary shift in energy priorities. This follows earlier introductions of aggressive policies. [Natural Resources Defense Council]
- “US Could Achieve 3X As Much CO₂ Savings With Renewables Instead Of Nuclear For Less Money” • Nuclear makes little sense economically or environmentally. It means that gas and coal are not being used, but we can go further faster with wind and solar. There is no rational explanation for any substantive investment in nuclear power. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Projects Power New England Away From Fossil Fuel Dependence” • New England is taking a lead in renewable energy, with a little help from the latest elections. With shared power sources and relationships that depend on interconnected infrastructures, the NE states are poised to move on carbon emissions. [CleanTechnica]
- “Solar Bill Of Rights Introduced In California” • New legislation in California would enshrine a customer’s right to generate and store electricity on their own property as well as connecting to the grid without undue burden and freedom from fees that could be discriminatory. It would also establish compensation for battery exports. [pv magazine USA]
- “Meygen Sets New Tidal Power Export Record” • Simec Atlantis Energy’s Meygen tidal array has exported more than 12 GWh of electricity to the Scottish grid, beating the previous world record held by SeaGen. The 6-MW MeyGen Phase 1A tidal array entered the 25-year operations stage in April last year in northern Scotland. [reNEWS]
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